Can Government Be Run Like the Oakland A’s?

It is an ambitious goal. Moneyball for Government is a new project of Results for America. Having assembled an All-Star Bi-Partisan Team, the organization hopes to amplify the message of using data to guide policy decision-making, believing that government, at all levels, should help improve outcomes for young people, their families and communities Continue reading

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Early Stages: Implementing Collective Impact with Quality

Registration is now open for organizations interested in beginning collective impact work. Join StriveTogether in Chicago in March to meet with other communities representatives engaged in the work and emerge with your own 180-day action plan template. Continue reading

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Transforming Education – Locally and Nationally

Judy Peppler, President and CEO of KnowledgeWorks; Harold Brown, President of EDWorks Partners; and, Greg Landsman, Executive Director of The Strive Partnership were guests on the WVXU Cincinnati Edition radio show to talk about the Cincinnati Preschool Promise and how KnowledgeWorks and its subsidiaries are working to transform education locally and nationally. Continue reading

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Education innovation looks a lot like Manor, others

It is remarkable what a little money and encouragement can do. Before Samsung, that school district was broker than a third-tier country singer with laryngitis. Its achievement measures were in the dumper. This project has paid off big time. Continue reading

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The Business Case for Preschool

Over the weekend John Pepper, former chairman and chief executive of Procter & Gamble and a former chairman of the Walt Disney Company, and James M. Zimmerman, former chairman and chief executive of Macy’s, penned “Capitalists for Preschool” which was published both in the New York Times and The Cincinnati Enquirer. Pepper and Zimmerman tied early childhood reading to long term outcomes and, ultimately, cost savings and returns on investment. Continue reading

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Creating a college bound culture

WCPO and CET recently teamed up to examine the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region’s approach to improving graduation rates. Highlighting the work of the Strive Partnership the hour long video,  ”Cradle to Career: Moving the Needle in Education,” presents a compelling overview of Continue reading

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Partnerships toward common goals

The Strive Partnership in Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky received noteworthy mention in a recent report to Arne Duncan, The Secretary of Education. Presented by The Equity and Excellence Commission, A STRATEGY FOR EDUCATION EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE, is available for review or download from the U.S. Department of Education website. Continue reading

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Shaping communities as the world’s classrooms

On the heels of the Strive Cradle to Career Convening in Milwaukee last week, Lisa Duty published Shaping Communities as the World’s Classrooms, a blog post asking the compelling question:

Can communities truly become the world’s classrooms, and thus effectively tap into community resources in a way that integrates them into everyday classroom learning? Continue reading

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Strive Convening and the Power of Data

There is a power to using data. There is also a responsibility to use data in a way that moves from merely proving a stated outcome to a process of continuous improving. This takes a different skill set and commitment and this is fundamentally what Strive is doing with their national network. They are moving from proving to improving and this is having a lasting impact on the student success outcomes across this country.

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